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August
15

Sunrise Hikes in the St. Louis Area

St Louis HikesHere in the St. Louis area, we're lucky to have some truly amazing hiking trails right in our backyard. Of course, summer in St. Louis can get a little toasty, which is why this is a great time of year to hit the trail bright and early!

After all, there may be no better way to start your day than with a brisk sunrise hike. Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite early morning hiking trails in the St. Louis area.

  • Dual Recreation Path, Forest Park - 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112
    Spanning more than 1,300 acres, Forest Park is the largest park in St. Louis and one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Within its boundaries are some amazing hiking opportunities, foremost of which is the Dual Recreation Path, which forms a 6-mile loop around the park. Located just minutes from many St. Louis homes for sale, this trail is also known as the "Wheels and Heels Path" because it is essentially two paths side by side, one for bikes and roller blades and the other for walking and jogging. 

  • Fort Belle Fontaine Loop Trail - 13002 Bellefontaine Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138
    Overlooking the Missouri River north of St. Louis, Fort Bella Fontaine is a historic U.S. military base, originally built in 1805 when Missouri was the farthest edge of the Western frontier. Today, the fort is the centerpiece of Fort Bella Fontaine County Park, and a 3-mile hiking trail surrounds it. This loop hike, known as the Bella Fontaine Loop, offers views of the river and the fort itself, as well as a pleasant trek through the surrounding forest. 

  • Cliff Cave County Park Loop - 806 Cliff Cave Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129
    Known for the natural cave entrance preserved within its boundaries, Cliff Cave County Park is also a great hiking destination with spectacular views of the Mississippi River. The park includes roughly 5 miles of trails which can be hiked individually or as a loop. These trails also connect to the Mississippi River Greenway, which extends a further 7 miles along the river. Visitors are not permitted to enter the cave—it's gated to protect the endangered Indiana bats that reside inside—but the entrance can be viewed from the trail.

  • Grant's Trail - 601 S Holmes Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122
    The 10-mile Grant's Trail is a great urban hiking option in the heart of St. Louis. Open to bikes as well as foot traffic, this trail is part of a "rails to trails" project and mostly follows the path of a former railroad line. The scenery around the trail ranges from residential neighborhoods and urban areas to stretches of park that feel far from city life. Several trailheads provide access and parking, including one at the northern end of the trail, just north of I-44 on Holmes Ave. 

  • Dennis Schick Trail, Jefferson Barracks Park - 345 North Rd W, St. Louis, MO 63125
    Jefferson Barracks Park contains the military outpost for which it is named, as well as the Missouri Civil War Museum. Visiting these historic sites makes for a great day of sightseeing, and the park also offers the 2.7-mile Dennis Schick Trail, which forms a figure-eight-style loop through rolling woodlands. This trail also connects to the Mississippi River Greenway, which is a great option for an extended hike. 

  • Katy Trail - 222 S. Riverside Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301
    Spanning over 240 miles, you can spend an entire day exploring what the Katy Trail has to offer. There are 26 different trailheads for you to start your morning hiking adventure. One of these access points is conveniently close to our St. Charles homes for sale. Just like other trails on this list, this is another railway-turned hiking trail so residents and visitors can learn about the history of the area while enjoying beautiful scenery. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in St Louis! 

August
1

Mark Your Calendar for These St. Louis Brewery Events

St Louis Brewery

St. Louis is known for being the home of Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewing company. But it's the city's small-scale craft breweries that have really been getting attention lately. The readers of USA Today ranked St. Louis as the city with America's Best Beer Scene two years in a row.

Our real estate agents couldn't agree more. That's why we're excited to share some of these exciting brewery events in St. Louis this summer. 

  • Yoga and Craft Brews at Friendship Brewery - 100 E Pitman Ave, Wentzville, MO 63385
    Hosted at Friendship Brewery in collaboration with Namaste Outdoors, Yoga and Craft Brews is... exactly what it sounds like! Held every other Sunday at the brewery starting at 10 am, this event features an hour-long yoga class followed by a complimentary craft beer (or glass of wine). Friendship Brewery is just minutes from these Wentzville homes for sale, and the yoga portion of this event is suitable for all skill levels. It's a relaxing, rejuvenating way to start your week. Upcoming dates include August 13 and August 28. 

  • Tower Grove Park Beer & Cocktail Garden - 4257 Northeast Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
    Every Friday and Saturday this summer, a pop-up beer and cocktail garden will appear at Tower Grove Park. Located a short drive from many St. Louis homes for sale, Tower Grove Park is a 289-acre green space in the heart of the city. It's always a great place to enjoy some time in the outdoors, and thanks to the Tower Grove Park Beer & Cocktail Garden, it's now a great place to grab a drink and enjoy some live music too!

  • Paws 4 Pints at the Budweiser Brewhouse - 601 Clark Ave #101, St. Louis, MO 63102
    Call it the happiest happy hour in St. Louis! Hosted by the Budweiser Brew House, Paws 4 Pints is a recurring charity event that benefits Stray Rescue of St. Louis. A $5 donation gets you a complimentary pint, and after that, you can enjoy drink specials, including $3 domestic drafts and $4 house wines. Your donation will go directly to dogs in need of shelter and medical attention in the St. Louis area. Enjoy Paws 4 Pints on Thursday, 8/18, from 3 to 6 pm, and again on Thursday, 9/8. 

  • Maplewood Market at Schlafly Bottleworks - 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143
    One of St. Louis' flagship microbreweries, Schlafly, has multiple locations throughout the city and is involved with a wide range of events. On the first Sunday of each month during spring and summer, Schlafly Bottleworks hosts Maplewood Market, a wide-ranging celebration of all things local. The market offers everything from arts and crafts to baked goods, produce, and of course, plenty of opportunities to sample Schlafly beer. You can also head on over to the Schlafly Tap Room for Tap Room Trivia Night every Tuesday night. 

  • Twilight Market at 311 Wine House and Beer Garden - 311 Main St, St. Peters, MO 63376
    Be sure to catch Twilight Market on Main on Saturday, 8/13! This event is hosted by 311 Wine House & Beer Garden and includes a wide range of fun, food, and drink. Located on Main Street in Old Town St. Peters, this evening market runs from 3 to 7 pm and is within walking distance of several St. Peters homes for sale. A wide range of vendors, crafters, and artists will be onsite, and it's a great opportunity to spend some time in the beautiful 311 Beer Garden. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in St. Louis. If you're on the hunt for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. 

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